hitchcock house


brooklyn nine-nine + hogwarts houses (more)


Alfred Hitchcock often said Shadow of a Doubt (1943) was his personal favorite of all his films, for bringing menace to a small town.  The film had a contemporary setting at the time, but no mention of World War II is made.  He used a real dwelling in Santa Rosa because he wanted it to be the epitome of the American middle class family.  The owners of the house were delighted that their house was chosen, and willingly moved out just before filming began.  After they signed the contract with the studio, they spruced up the place here and there, and were disappointed when their polishing went for naught, as Hitchcock wanted the house as is, and dirtied up the place a bit, making it more lived in.


I took some photos in an abandoned house in Elkton, KY, so I tried to match particular shots with horror movies that mirrored the imagery.